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Tesla will start charging $10 per month for ‘Premium’ in-car data

Tesla wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is notifying customers who ordered on or after July 1st, 2…

‘Fortnite’ will premiere a ‘Star Wars’ scene with J.J. Abrams’ help

Fortnite’s tie-in with Star Wars is about to extend beyond a stormtrooper skin. Gamers have discovered that Disney is premiering a scene from The Rise of Skywalker at the game’s Risky Reels drive-in theater on December 14th at 2PM Eastern, with ‘door…

Twitch streamer DrDisRespect is creating a TV show

Guy Beahm IV, a popular Twitch streamer known for his alter ego DrDisRespect, is developing a narrative scripted series about the character he created. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s working on the project under a deal with Skybound Entert…

Recommended Reading: A year later, the CRISPR babies are still a mystery

Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so long
Antonio Regalado,
MIT Technology Review

A year has passed since Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui presented work on editing the DNA of two girls while they were still embryos. Ethic…

Hitting the Books: How police tech reinforces America’s racial segregation

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and…

Blackmagic’s ATEM Mini brings broadcast quality to your YouTube and Twitch streams

If you livestream on Twitch or YouTube, you may have thought about getting a multi-camera switcher to boost your production values. The problem is devices that can handle that while doing picture-in-picture and other effects can cost up to a g…

Ask Engadget: Which charities give gifts to those in need?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…

The Morning After: One last update for Google Glass Explorer Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! While this week has included plenty of 2019 recaps (Apple App Store, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify), there’s still some time left on the clock. Well, not as much for Google Glass Explore…

Reddit bans 61 accounts linked to ‘suspected campaign from Russia’

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn presented leaked documents to back claims that the British government put its NHS on the table as part of trade talks with the US. Earlier this week, network analysis firm Graphika Labs linked the leak of the …

Noir detective game ‘Blacksad’ will be out for consoles on December 10th

Blacksad: Under the Skin has been available on Steam since mid-November, but don’t worry about buying it if you’d rather play on a console — you only have a few more days to wait. The noir detective game, based on a graphic novel series, will be out…